Bob Marley – Chant Down Babylon

Bob Marley & The Wailers was een Jamaicaanse reggaeband, opgericht door Bob Marley. De band ontstond toen Peter Tosh in 1963 Bunny Wailer en Bob Marley ontmoette. Aan het eind van 1963 hadden Junior Braithwaite, Beverley Kelso en Cherry Smith zich bij The Wailers gevoegd.

Intro: [Bb] [C] [Bb] [C]

[F]Come we go burn down [Bb]Babylon [C]one more [F]time [Bb] [C]
[F]Come we go chant down [Bb]Babylon [C]one more [F]time [Bb] [C]

For them [Bb]soft! Yes, them [Dmin]soft! (ah-yoy!)
Them [Bb]soft! Yes, them [Dmin]soft! (ah-yoy!)

So [F]come we go chant down [Bb]Babylon [C]one more [F]time [Bb] [C]

[Dmin] Men see their [Gmin7]dreams and aspi[Amin7]ration-a
[Dmin]Crumble in front of their [Gmin7]face, [Amin7]
[Dmin] 
And all of their [Gmin7]wicked in[Amin7]tention
To destroy the human race.

And how I know – and how I know – and that’s how I know:
A Reggae Music, mek we chant down Babylon;
With music, mek we chant down Babylon;
This music, mek we chant down Babylon;
This music, come we chant down Babylon.

Come we go chant down Babylon one more time
(Come we go chant down Babylon one more time);
Come we go chant down Babylon one more time
(Come we go chant down Babylon);
For them soft! Yes, them soft! (ah-yoy!)
Them soft! Me say, Them soft! (ah-yoy!)
So come we go chant down Babylon one more time
(Come we go chant down Babylon)!

Me say, Music you’re – music you’re the key,
Talk to who? Please talk to me,
Bring the voice of – of the Rastaman,
Communicating to – ‘cating to everyone.

How I (know) – how I know, how I (know) – how I know –
And that’s how I know:
A Reggae Music, chant down – chant down – chant down Babylon,
Chant down Babylon, chant down Babylon,
Chant down Babylon!
Reggae Music, chant down Babylon!
Reggae Music, chant down Babylon!
Reggae Music, chant down Babylon!
Reggae Music! (chant down Babylon) [fadeout]

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